Monthly Archive: October 2008

Protecting the Unity of the Church 0

Protecting the Unity of the Church

Jesus prayed for his present and future disciples on the day before his crucifixion "that they may all be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us that the world may believe that you have sent me." - John 17:21 I believe in the 10 to 1 rule in the body of Christ. For every critical thing we need to lovingly say to one another, we need to say 10 affirming things. That's a good rule for home, work and church. Who can you encourage this week? Who can you thank? Who can you praise? Who can you write a note to that says, "I think you're the best."
Maintaining Unity in Christ 1

Maintaining Unity in Christ

"Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others". – Romans 12:4-5 The real key to our unity is that it is grounded in Jesus. There's unity in the body of Christ because we all belong to Jesus through our baptism. We are one in Christ. And because we're one in Christ, we share a common mission, a common purpose, a common sense of direction.
I Love The Lord 0

I Love The Lord

Well, I told THE LORD I loved Him today. And He said to me, "How much do you love me? You haven't told anyone how good I've been to you. You haven't shared how perfect my love is. You haven't spread the good news that I am always there to listen to your problems.